Santa Cruz Spousal Abuse Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Cruz, California

If you are being criminally investigated for or have been charged with spousal abuse in Santa Cruz, or in the surrounding counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo or Monterey, it is in your best interests to be represented by a capable defense lawyer. Spousal abuse can have significant consequences for both you and your family. Contact The McGuire Law Corporation to arrange a consultation with the Santa Cruz criminal defense lawyer.

Christine McGuire is a former prosecutor of over 30 years. After reviewing your case, The McGuire Law Corporation can advise you on where you stand and the best course of action. With more than 30 years of collective legal experience, Attorney McGuire has the knowledge and skills to help you build a tough criminal defense.

Spousal Abuse Cases in California

Spousal abuse involves willful corporal injury on any of the following groups of people:

  • Their spouse or former spouse
  • Cohabitant or former cohabitant
  • The father or mother of their child

Penalties for this crime include up to $6,000 in fines, up to 1 year in county jail, or imprisonment for 2-4 years.

Holding oneself out to be the husband or wife of the person with whom one is cohabitating is not necessary to constitute cohabitation as the term is used. Traumatic condition means a condition of the body such as a wound or external or internal injury whether of a minor or serious nature, caused by a physical force.

A battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months or by both that fine and imprisonment. When a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom a person is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the person's child, former spouse, fiancé or fiancée or a person with whom the person currently has, or had a dating or engagement relationship, the battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than one year or by both that fine and imprisonment.

In any case of domestic violence or spousal abuse, it is important that you contact a Santa Cruz spousal abuse lawyer at The McGuire Law Corporation.

Contact the Santa Cruz spousal abuse attorney at The McGuire Law Corporation today if you are facing criminal charges of spousal abuse.

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